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Dear Oenophile,

Glamorous and glorious, the Fontodi 2018 line-up frames the Tuscan soil, sun, and scene in every drop. From the premier flagship Super Tuscan that defined the beating heart of this region to the hallowed and sacrosanct Chianti Classico stunners, and including the breathtakingly vibrant Case Vie – there’s something here for every cellar. So stock up while supplies hold!

The Benchmark Crew

Featured Wine

LG98+: " "One of the most famous so-called 'Super Tuscan' from 100% pure Sangiovese. A stunning vineyard selection, then aged in small oak barrels for 24 months. Small red fruits of undergrowth at the nose, raspberry, and red currant, then scents of eucalyptus and nutmeg at the end. The mouthfeel is breathtaking: crispy, dense, intense, vertical with salty tannins. Great persistence with a fruity-salty taste returning." – Luca Gardini
 JS97-98: " Incredible depth and power to this with a solid core of ripe fruit and chewy tannins. Greatness in the making.”
JS95: " Complex aromas of sweet berries, tobacco and mushrooms with some floral undertones. Full-bodied with very tight, polished tannins and cedar, mahogany and dark fruit on the finish. Lots of transparent fruit at the end. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold" -James Suckling
V98: " The 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo is quite possibly the most elegant, refined version of this wine I have ever tasted. It does not offer the immediacy or impact of either the 2015 or 2016, but, instead, impresses with its elegance, persistence and total class. Bright floral and spice notes add perfume to a core of red-toned fruit. The 2018 represents another move towards greater finesse at Fontodi. It spent a year in French oak barrel and a second year in cask." -Antonio Galloni
JS96: " Beautiful blue fruit with mahogany and violets. Full-bodied with creamy, polished tannins that show a beautiful polished and texture. So drinkable already. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling
FM92:  " Deep ruby ​​red with a drop of violet. Still remarkably reductive on the nose, takes an enormous amount of time to get out of the glass, then notes of ripe plums and violets, delicate ink. Very full-bodied on the palate, with dark fruit and a lot of creaminess, spreads out, currently still very young, needs time."
We’re also excited to announce our new affiliate, CellarPros, with premium state-of-the-art climate control and security in both Washington, DC, and Portland, OR. For a limited time, if you buy wine from us here at Benchmark Wine Group, we can deliver it via temperature-controlled transport to the DC facility for $3 per bottle and to the Portland facility for $1 per bottle when sent in solid cases. They will make it available for pickup or further shipment when you’re ready. And for a limited time, CellarPros will waive the first month’s rental. For more information and to create an account, contact or visit
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